U.S. Continues Military Deliveries to Lebanese Army

Over the last week the United States has delivered ammunition, grenade launchers, and Bradley Fighting Vehicles valued at more than $11.7 million to the Lebanese Armed Forces, the U.S. Embassy in Beirut said on Tuesday.

“On February 1, the LAF received two hundred MK-19 Automatic Grenade Launchers. On February 3, the United States delivered eight new Bradley Fighting Vehicles to the LAF, part of a package valued at more than $100 million,” the Embassy said in a statement.

“Today, the United States delivered 827 Copperhead artillery rounds to the Lebanese Armed Forces. Valued at more than $1.4 million, this ammunition replenishes LAF stockpiles used to defeat ISIS (Islamic State group) in Operation Fajr al Jouroud,” the Embassy added.

It stressed that the United States “remains committed to a secure, stable, democratic, and prosperous Lebanon.”

“With U.S.-provided weapons, equipment, and training, the LAF continues to develop combat capabilities that will ensure that the LAF remain a nationally unifying force, a bulwark against extremism and terrorism, and the only legitimate defender of Lebanon,” the Embassy added.

Source: Naharnet

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